Lead Custodian- U Prep Schools

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The Custodian provides general custodial/maintenance services for the district and reports to the Facility Manager and Building Principal.

Desired Competencies:

  • Ability to provide staff oversight and provide direction as needed
  • Possess good habits, character and attendance records.
  • Be neat in appearance.
  • Be able to speak, read and write at a level of proficiency that permits satisfactory job performance.
  • Be capable and demonstrate the establishment and maintenance of harmonious effective relationships with staff, supervisors, co-workers and students.
  • Upon request, present a certificate signed by a licensed physician appointed by the school board verifying the physical ability to perform the job.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Possess a willingness to learn new job skills.

Hours and Pay:

  • Full time with benefits
  • Pay based on experience


  • High school diploma or GED required, college or trade school classes preferred.
  • Possess experience in custodial and maintenance work to carry out the assigned duties preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Sweeps, mops, and scrubs floors and other surfaces.
  • Cleans, renovates, and renews floor surface finishes.
  • Cleans and dusts furniture, exhibit cases, fixtures, windows, doors, trim, and related furnishings.
  • Maintains grounds and parking lots in meticulous condition.
  • Cleans whiteboards.
  • Washes/cleans light fixtures.
  • Replaces light bulbs/tubes and assists with ballasts as necessary.
  • Moves furniture, supplies, and miscellaneous equipment.
  • Sweeps or shovels snow from steps, roofs, and walks at building entrances and salts icy steps and walks as necessary.
  • Collects, bags, and disposes of trash.
  • Locks/unlocks doors and windows to buildings, classrooms and offices.
  • Turns off unnecessary lighting.
  • Cleans and services lavatories, toilet rooms, and locker rooms.
  • Washes all interior and exterior glass including framed pictures, partitions, and doors.
  • Reports items that require repair and performs light repairs where necessary.
  • Follows written work schedule.
  • Coordinates work with lead custodian and principal.
  • Assists with the operation of school heating plant and equipment.
  • Guards property against fire, theft, and illegal entry; maintain building security.
  • Works from ladders, scaffolding, or swing stages.
  • Maintains and operates all equipment necessary to perform assigned tasks.
  • Vacuums, spot cleans, and extracts carpet as necessary.
  • Performs all assigned duties in a manner in which contributes to the safety and well being of the staff and buildings.
  • Performs all custodial/maintenance duties assigned by supervisors.
  • Assists with food service.
  • Willing and able to respond to school emergencies during off hours.
  • Oversees outside contractors as needed.
  • Maintains  daily work schedules for Districts Custodial staff, including on-call schedule
  • Monitors site tasks to insure completion of all general maintenance items
  • Acts as trouble shooter for Districts Custodial staff
  • Other duties as assigned.
Location: Detroit, MI
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